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A Phase II Study of a Continuous Hepatic Arterial Infusion Combination Therapy With OPC-18 and 5-FU in Patients With Highly Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Identifier:
First received: August 31, 2007
Last updated: October 13, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a continuous hepatic arterial infusion combination therapy with OPC-18 and 5-FU versus BST in patients with highly advanced hepatocellular carcinoma for which resection therapy or local therapy is inapplicable due to advanced vascular invasion.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Drug: OPC-18
Drug: cisplatin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Study of a Continuous Hepatic Arterial Infusion Combination Therapy With OPC-18 and 5-FU in Patients With Highly Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Antitumor effect (tumor size reduction) [ Time Frame: every 4 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Disease control rate Overall survival Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: every 4 weeks ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A
Drug: OPC-18
OPC-18: 500IU * 3 times a week, sc 5-FU : 500mg infusion for 5days into hepatic artery
Active Comparator: B
Drug: cisplatin
infusion into hepatic artery with cisplatin 10mg and 5-FU 250mg a day
Other Name: low-dose FP treatment


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are histologically or clinically (diagnostic imaging and tumor marker) diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Patients with a measurable lesion by contrast CT
  • Patients with no remote metastasis (extrahepatic metastasis), confirmed by X-ray, CT, MRI, or other means if necessary
  • Patients who have not previously received intra-arterial hepatic chemotherapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving the herbal medicine shosaikoto
  • Patients with autoimmune hepatitis
  • Patients with a history of hypersensitivity to OPC-18 or other interferon preparations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00524498

Chubu region, Japan
Chugoku region, Japan
Hokkaido region, Japan
Kanto region, Japan
Kinki region, Japan
Kyushu region, Japan
Tohoku region, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Study Director: Katsuhisa Saito Divsion of New Product Development
  More Information

Responsible Party: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Identifier: NCT00524498     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 018-06-002
Study First Received: August 31, 2007
Last Updated: October 13, 2015

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents processed this record on May 23, 2017